Bad Urine Test Results

Taylor County, Iowa.  A GRL client’s operating while intoxicated charges were recently reduced when it was determined that the urine test in her case was obtained in violation of the collection procedures adopted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.  After conducting a thorough investigation, attorney Matt Lindholm found that the officer failed to collect a second void of the client’s urine for testing and used a testing kit that had an expired expiration date.  As a result, the State agreed that the urine test results could not be admitted as evidence and the charge was ultimately reduced to reckless driving thereby saving the client’s drivers license from being suspended as a result of the arrest.